HP has been trying to corner the enterprise cybersecurity market for about a year now, when this area first started drawing serious attention from the heavy-weights. And lucky for HP, their latest security portfolio expansion brings the company a step closer to achieving that goal.
Today HP released a host of new offerings that aim to help organizations combat hackers: a faster analytics-powered detection engine, new services and even new printer security solutions are a few of the fresh products that Hewlett-Packard unveiled.
One of the biggest highlights is the Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 6.0c, which will be available in October. The upcoming version of HP’s network monitoring software comes with something called the CORR-Engine, which allows the tool to analyze traffic five times faster and use up 20 times less space to store log data.
Also new is the Data Center Protection Services line-up, comprised of three security infrastructure assessment, compliance and optimization services.
The public sector is also being addressed with the HP Assured Identity authentication management platform, an offering that’s available as a service or as an on-premise deployment, and HP Security Operations Center (SOC) Consulting Services.
On top of everything else, Hewlett-Packard announced Printing Security Center – a platform that centralizes all printer-related policy enforcement. It’s coupled by a printer security assessment, functionality that allows admins to restrict where users can print out sensitive info, and a new app – HP Information Security Pulse.
Last month Hewlett-Packard rolled out firmware to its 12500 Series switch, as a part of a move to get its feet wet with the software-defined networking trend. One of the upgrades was a component named Multitenant Device Context, which makes it easier for the admin to secure an environment by making it possible to isolate resources without the need for specialized hardware.
Before that, HP introduced a BYOD reference architectures that take a more secure approach to handling the end user’s data.